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Recipe: Cranberry Beignets

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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Let’s face it: Everyone has cranberry sauce leftover after a Thanksgiving meal. You’d notice if it was missing from the table, but there’s only so much you can take of its sweet-tartness when the rest of your plate is piled high with comfort food. So what to do with the extra sauce? I’m here to help.

I intended to make jelly doughnuts, but I couldn’t find my round cookie cutter, so I had to use my square one instead. To my surprise, the only difference between beignets and doughnuts are their shape … so I made beignets!

Jelly-filled beignets can be made the night before and refrigerated to rise overnight, or you can start them earlier in the morning in time for a late weekend brunch. They are adaptable; swap the citrus zest for a teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract. Fill them with leftover cranberry sauce, toss them in sugar and serve immediately to people you love.

 

Cranberry Beignets
Adapted from a recipe at Smitten Kitchen 
8 to 10 servings

3 oz. lukewarm milk
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1¼ tsp. active dry yeast
1 egg yolk
Zest of half a lemon or orange
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 cup plus 2½ Tbsp. all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
Pinch of kosher salt
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
½ cup cranberry sauce
Powdered sugar to coat

• Mix the milk, sugar and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 5 minutes, until it starts to foam.
• Whisk in the yolk, zest and butter until combined. Add the flour and the salt, then mix with your hands to bring the dough together into a sticky ball. Transfer it to a well-oiled mixing bowl and let rise in a dark corner about 1 hour.
• On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough about 2 inches thick. Use a square cookie cutter or sharp knife to cut 2-by-2-inch squares and place on a cookie sheet. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise in a dark corner 2 to 4 hours or refrigerate overnight.
• In a large high-sided pan, preheat 2 inches oil to 350 degrees over medium heat. If you don’t have a thermometer, check if the oil is ready by placing a wooden spoon handle into the hot oil. When bubbles form around it, the oil is ready.
• Working in batches, fry 3 to 4 beignets about 30 seconds to 1 minute, then carefully flip and fry another 30 seconds to 1 minute, until browned all over. Use a spider to remove the doughnuts and drain on a paper-towel lined plate and let cool. Repeat with the remaining dough.
• Fill a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle with cranberry sauce. Poke a hole into the side of the doughnuts with the nozzle, then gently fill with cranberry sauce until a bit of jam sticks out.
• Serve immediately covered in sifted powdered sugar.

Amrita Song is a longtime contributor to Sauce Magazine who blogs at A Song in Motion

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Baked: Leftover Cranberry Tart

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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There are lots of ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers, but that container of cranberry sauce can seem never-ending. Here’s a sweet treat to use up the rest of that tart side. A crusty, almost cookie-like Italian cake is scented with cinnamon and ginger and baked with cranberry sauce over the top. If you’re in the mood for sweet and savory, lay some brie on top before it goes into the oven. Enjoy and happy baking!

 

Cranberry Tart
Adapted from a recipe from Nigella Lawson’s How to be a Domestic Goddess
Makes 1 9-inch tart

2 eggs, room temperature
½ cup sugar
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 1/3 cup cake flour
Pinch salt
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. cinnamon
¾ cup cranberry sauce or relish

• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch tart pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
• In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer on high speed. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the butter, cake flour, salt, baking powder and ginger and cinnamon and mix with a spatula until combined.
• Spread the dough in the tart pan, pressing it up the sides (It will be sticky.). Spoon the cranberry sauce into the center of the pan, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge.
• Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. The tart will keep in an airtight container up to 3 days.

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